Trash the Runway® aims to propel young people toward environmental and social responsibility and to inspire their confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills for the benefit of the greater good. This hands-on workshop and design competition, run by the Creative Lab at Common Threads in Boulder, is now in its 11th year. The process challenges middle and high school students to examine the social, environmental and ecological issues of consumer culture by upcycling and repurposing materials that would otherwise end up in local landfills.
Learn about the 2022 artists and their inspiration Watch the 2020 show
To learn about how you can shop ethically and locally, explore the unCover Handbook created by CU Alumna Ana Bogusky.
About Common Threads and The Creative Lab
Founded in 2007 by Libby Alexander, Common Threads is a unique fashion marketplace where people come together to create, collect, and consign. The Creative Lab in Boulder offers a range of classes, from sewing basics and summer camps to the wildly popular Trash the Runway™ fashion show and competition.